Speeches

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE – Climate Change

Tasmanians are not afraid of clean, green renewable energy. It is part of our industrial heritage. It's part of our state identity, our history. We understand hydroelectric generation, our world-class wind resource and the advantages of small- and large-scale solar.

Constituency Statement- Launceston Smart Fuelers, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Under the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government, cost-of-living pressures are rising, yet we see on a regular basis record company profits and CEO bonuses with absolutely no relief for workers, with real wage increases consigned to the never-never.

Constituency Statement – Tasmania: Housing Affordability

I rise to speak today about a disturbing increase in the number of constituents approaching my office for assistance in locating housing—in particular, public housing.

Speech – Norwood Ladies Probus

I thought what I would do today is, rather than simply giving you some biographical information - which anybody can say who they are, where they came from - I would like to let you know who I am by reference to some of what I believe in.
It’s not going to be a political speech.

Statements by Members – Hospital waiting lists

Overnight, we've seen the release of the Institute of Health and Welfare's annual hospital statistics, and they paint a disturbing picture for Tasmanian patients.